Art and food with a philanthropic twist top this weekend’s list of must-attend happenings. Snag a unique piece of local art or experience one of the biggest barbecue events of the year. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 17
Spun Ice Cream presents The Chix Dinner Series
Celebrate women-owned businesses in Austin with a unique dinner series at Texas Keeper Cider. Spun Ice Cream, Anjore, and Texas Keeper Cider team up to present a delectable evening set to Janet Jackson’s best hits and featuring some of Austin’s best cider and (you guessed it) chicken.
Friday, November 18
Andy Roddick Foundation Gala Featuring John Legend
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter John Legend graces the ACL Live stage as the headliner for the Andy Roddick Foundation Gala. The evening features a full dinner, cocktail reception, silent auction, and more. Splurge-worthy gala tables are still available for philanthropic Austinites. Tickets for the concert only are available for purchase while they last.
Saturday, November 19
Art from the Streets Annual Show & Sale
Snag unique artistic finds like drawings, jewelry, photography, and more at the Austin Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday. While the event is free to attend, a donation of $8 is encouraged. The goal is to sell $150,000 worth of art; proceeds go to the local artists, all of whom are or were previously homeless.
Sunday, November 20
Austin’s favorite meal inspires the first-ever West Sixth Street brunch crawl. BrunchWest is a collective of West Sixth establishments celebrating the breakfast-meets-lunch pastime. In addition to brunch, BrunchWest festivities include an optional yoga session from Black Swan Yoga, live music by Cameran Nelson, and NFL football all day.
Cochon555 presents Heritage BBQ
Texas barbecue and friendly competition combine for the ultimate throwdown at the Four Seasons Hotel. Cochon555's Heritage BBQ event is an epic challenge where five chefs are charged to create dishes from a 200-pound heritage pig. Aside from the main attraction, attendees can witness battles of the booze, including the Sommelier Smackdown and the Smoking Guns barkeep competition.